Oct 6, 2012 1:35am PDT
that the government is considering to ease the pain at the pump. >>> brace yourselves for gridlock this weekend. how some people are making money off of all the extra cars. >>> a new way to get travel deals and it's different than anything that's been done before. >>> good evening i'm ken bastida. >> i'm elizabeth cook, dana has the night off. california gas prices have never been higher. now we're paying an average of $4.49 per gallon. overnight the price spiked $0.17. now the government may take action. cbs5 reporter sharon chin explains how a simple switch could ease the pain at the pump, sharon? >> reporter: well liz here at this gas station as you can see here, they are high. more than $5 in other locations. it's no mistake, $5.39 a gallon for regular are unleaded at this cupertino station. >> i think it's robbery. >> reporter: californians are paying the highest gas prices in the u.s. an average of $4.49 per gallon a regular. $0.11 higher in san francisco. nowhere near the national average of $3.want. it cost casey nearly $100 to fill up his truck and he has 14 in his company fleet. >> it is t
Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. tomorrow's topic, the role the government, big versus small. >>> one of the hotly contested local races is in san jose where it's about the minimum wage. kit dough says big money is being spent on defeating measure d. >> reporter: both sides are turning up the volume over measure d. today the chamber of commerce release add report, bottom line, up to 2800 jobs would vanish if the minimum wage went from 8 to $10 an hour. the study says hab costs would go -- labor costs would go up. and since more than half the workers live outside san jose they would spend the extra income outside of the city. >> it doesn't make sense to me. >> reporter: mayor chuck reed is worried about spending $600,000 to hire inspectors. >> it's going to have to come from somewhere, so should i take it from the police department, should i take it from the libraries, from the community centers sf. >> reporter: $11,000 was paid for the report. there was denial of bias. >> because people come to this thing with some preconceived notion. we do not. we come at it with what i think is a sturdy framework on how the world wo
Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
the government is offering big rebates on cars like the heavy volt. in fact it takes about $10,000 off the sticker price. in san jose, len ramirez, cbs5. >>> well today is some bay area shoppers that they have been waiting for as it will be almost here on sunday for you. target will open their first san francisco store at the metro. cbs5 reporter elizabeth cook takes us on a tour explaning what you won't find. some of the stuff that you normally see at target. >> reporter: these aisles probably look familiar to most people in the bay area. >> clothes, deodorant, shampoo. food sometimes. >> reporter: but until now, folks that live in san francisco had to venture out of town to visit the big red box store. >> like all targets, customers will come here and load up on their basics like the laundry detergent, clothes, even food. but there are a few typical target items that you will not find here like the big bulk items. large pieces of furniture and the giant big screen tvs. essential hi anything that will not fit in a tiny apartment. >> i was surprised that they were able to get in here.